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Economists from Britain, Finland win Nobel for research on pay, rewards | Reuters

Updated : Oct 10, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Economists from Britain, Finland win Nobel for research on pay, rewards | Reuters

By Daniel Dickson and Niklas Pollard | STOCKHOLM STOCKHOLM British-born Oliver Hart and Finland's Bengt Holmstrom won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work that addresses a host of questions from how best to reward executives to whether schools and prisons should be privately owned.Their findings on contract theory have implications in such areas as corporate governance, bankruptcy legislation and political constitutions, said the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which announced the 8 million Swedish crown ($928,000) prize. "This theory has really been incredibly important, not just for economics, but also for other social sciences," said Per Stromberg, a member of the prize committee and professor at the Stockholm School of Economics.Contract theory considers, for example, whether managers should get paid bonuses or stock options, or whether teachers or healthcare workers should be paid fixed rates or by performance-based criteria.Holmstrom, a 67-year-old professor of economics and management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said he had been friends with Hart for decades and was thrilled to be sharing the award with him."He's my closest intellectual friend here and a personal friend also. And he has been important for my thinking and I hope I have been important for his thinking," he told Reuters Television at his home in Boston.The nine academics who won Nobel prizes this year in medicine, physics, chemistry and economics included five Britons, a Frenchman, a Finn, a Dutchman and a Japanese #Economics #Europe #Hillary Clinton #markets #United Kingdom #Sweden #Massachusetts
Seas could rise higher than predicted, drenching coastal cities: study | Reuters

Updated : Apr 01, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Seas could rise higher than predicted, drenching coastal cities: study | Reuters

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global seas could rise nearly twice as much as previous, widely accepted estimates, according to a study published on Thursday saying low-lying cities face possible disaster by the end of the century. Sea levels could surge more than three feet (0.9 meter) by 2100 from melting Antarctic ice alone, on top of a three-foot rise already predicted, said the study by two American researchers that appeared in the science journal Nature. That same Antarctic ice melt could add nearly 50 feet (15 meters) of sea-level rise by the year 2500, it said. #United States #Environment #Italy #Hong Kong #Massachusetts
Excerpt of testimony revealed, Bill Cosby's wife says she never read sex assault deposition

Updated : Mar 09, 2016

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Category : World

Excerpt of testimony revealed, Bill Cosby's wife says she never read sex assault deposition

The wife of Bill Cosby said she never read a deposition in which her husband acknowledged he gave sedatives to women he was planning to have sex with. #NewsTracker #Defamation #Massachusetts #Boston #Bill Cosby #Camille Cosby #deposiition
Camille Cosby to give deposition in defamation case against Bill Cosby

Updated : Feb 22, 2016

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Category : World

Camille Cosby to give deposition in defamation case against Bill Cosby

It is believed to be the first deposition Camille Cosby has given since dozens of women went public with allegations of sexual misconduct against Bill Cosby #NewsTracker #Massachusetts #sexual misconduct #Bill Cosby #Camille Cosby #Temple University
Winter storm targets U.S. East Coast, tornadoes hit South | Reuters

Updated : Feb 16, 2016

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Category : World

Winter storm targets U.S. East Coast, tornadoes hit South | Reuters

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK An expansive winter storm bore down on the U.S. East Coast on Monday, scuttling almost 1,600 flights, while tornadoes downed trees and flattened homes in the South, trapping some residents in their dwellings. From 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) of snow blanketed Washington by nightfall, with less accumulation forecast for New York City #Middle East #science #Latin America #New York #Alabama #Massachusetts
Winter storm targets U.S. East Coast, tornadoes hit South | Reuters

Updated : Feb 16, 2016

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Category : World

Winter storm targets U.S. East Coast, tornadoes hit South | Reuters

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK An expansive winter storm bore down on the U.S. East Coast on Monday, scuttling almost 1,600 flights, while tornadoes downed trees and flattened homes in the South, trapping some residents in their dwellings. From 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) of snow blanketed Washington by nightfall, with less accumulation forecast for New York City #Middle East #science #Latin America #New York #Alabama #Massachusetts
Deep freeze grips U.S. northeast, triggers fatal 50-car pileup | Reuters

Updated : Feb 14, 2016

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Category : World

Deep freeze grips U.S. northeast, triggers fatal 50-car pileup | Reuters

BOSTON, Mass A dangerous cold snap bringing life-threatening cold was settling in across the northeastern United States on Saturday and a snow squall triggered a pileup of dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania highway that left several people dead. Officials warned people to stay indoors away from what the National Weather Service described as "life threatening" cold. Wind chill advisories were in effect over parts of nine states extending from northern Pennsylvania to western Maine, with forecasters expecting gusts up to 45 miles per hour (72 kph) #United States #Environment #science #Europe #Massachusetts #opinion
Dangerous cold grips northeast U.S., could break Valentine's Day records | Reuters

Updated : Feb 13, 2016

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Category : World

Dangerous cold grips northeast U.S., could break Valentine's Day records | Reuters

BOSTON, Mass A dangerous cold snap seized the northeastern United States on Saturday with temperatures in some areas set to fall below zero and Boston facing its coldest Valentine's Day in almost four decades. Officials warned people to stay indoors away from what the National Weather Service described as "life threatening" cold. #Technology #science #New York #Massachusetts #opinion
Jury finds Massachusetts teen guilty in teacher's 2013 murder | Reuters

Updated : Dec 16, 2015

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Category : World

Jury finds Massachusetts teen guilty in teacher's 2013 murder | Reuters

LOWELL, Mass. A Massachusetts jury on Tuesday found a teenager guilty of raping and murdering a math teacher at his suburban high school in 2013, rejecting an insanity defence. In finding 16-year-old Philip Chism guilty after about nine hours of deliberations, the jury rejected the defence's argument that he was suffering from a psychotic episode at the time of the 2013 attack and therefore not criminally responsible for his actions #Politics #Middle East #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #author #Massachusetts
Harvard University searching buildings after bomb threat | Reuters

Updated : Nov 17, 2015

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Category : World

Harvard University searching buildings after bomb threat | Reuters

BOSTON Harvard University said on Monday it had evacuated four buildings on its campus outside Boston after receiving an "unconfirmed" bomb threat and that the search would likely take several hours. #Business #Environment #Middle East #markets #Foreign policy #Massachusetts